James Benton


Office: Grove Hall 221
Phone: 717-477-1409
Accounting Office Hours
Finance Office Hours

Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance, Shippensburg University

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Finance/International Business

Juris Doctor, GeorgiaStateUniversity, Atlanta,GA

Masters of Arts, Economics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Master of Taxation,GeorgiaStateUniversity, Atlanta,GA

Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning, GeorgiaStateUniversity, Atlanta,GA

B.S. in Accounting and Finance, NorthernIllinoisUniversity, DeKalb,IL

Research & Teaching Areas

Federal Taxation (Individual and Business)

Personal Finance

Personal Financial Planning


Portfolio Analysis

Business and Commercial Law

Professional Experience, Leadership, Service

US Army JAG Officer, LTC (Retired).
Founder and Managing Member, Financial Literacy Academy, LLC (July, 2005 - Present).
Serving on Financial Literacy Work Group for Frederick County Public School System. Assisting with the development and delivery of state mandated Financial Literacy requirements for grades 9-12.
South Carolina Department of Education, Served on an Ad Hoc committee to explore and assist in drafting the policies regarding resources and standards for Financial Literacy initiative for K-12.


Certified Financial Planner
Georgia Bar
Certified Public Accountant
Personal Financial Specialist


Outstanding mentor award, Old Dominion University, 2010.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Old Dominion University, 2009.
Distinguished Professor of the Year, Lander University, 2006.